Is This The End Of The Road For GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP), PBF Energy Inc. (PBF)

GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) dipped by -2.69% on Thursday and this got the market worried. This price movement has led to the GCP stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. The shares dropped by -13.76% or -$4.5 from its last recorded high of $32.7 which it attained on July 06 to close at $28.2 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. has been trading as low as $22.49 before witnessing a massive surge by 25.39% or $5.71. The stock’s beta now stands at 0 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, GCP price stands 4.83% above and 7.6% above respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 2.46% which is less than the 3.24% recorded over the past month.

GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP) sank -4.92% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -11.32% and is now up by 14.87% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 10.85% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price climbed by 11.42% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month increase to stand at 16.05%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. with most of them predicting a $31.5 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 11.7% rise in the stock and would lead to GCP’s market cap to surge to $2.3B. The stock has been rated an average 2.7, which roughly stands towards the bearish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 6 analysts that track GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) and find out that 5 of them rated it as a Hold. 1 of the 1 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at GCP technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 53.84 point. Its trading volume has added 7139768 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 7688898 shares. This means there is improved activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 549130 shares, and this is 14 times the normal volume.

The price of PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) currently stands at $32.25 after it went up by $1.37 or 4.44% and has found a strong support at $31.39 a share. If the PBF price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $30.54 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 5.3% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $32.76, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $33.28 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 3.5%. The stock has plunged by 3.72% from its 52-weeks high of $31.05 which it reached on Aug. 10, 2018. In general, it is 11.13% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $28.66 and this setback was observed on Aug. 03, 2019.

Analysts have predicted a price target for PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) for 1 year and it stands at an average $42.12/share. This means that it would likely increase by 30.6% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $31.05 and $32.42. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $32. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $61.

The PBF stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 50.44%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.15 which compares to the 1.1 recorded by the industry or the 12.83 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 5.99, which is lower than the 28.34 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone down, with a quarterly decrease rate of -2.1% over the past five years.

Analysts view PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) as a Hold, with 2.6 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 17 analysts that follow PBF and found that 6 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 11 were divided, with 8 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 3 analysts advised investors to desist from buying PBF Energy Inc. (PBF) shares or sell it if they already own it.